Monday, June 30, 2008

Telluride Plein Air- Day 1

I arrived in Telluride late Saturday afternoon. This morning the event officially began- canvases were stamped at 9 AM and artists began to paint in Telluride and surrounding areas. For me, Telluride is a bit like the Marilyn Monroe of landscapes- lots of dramatic views- beauty spots- and over the top gorgeousness. Its very easy to be overwhelmed by it. Its definitely a big view kind of place which makes it harder to find the sorts of intimate scenes I prefer to paint. In addition, the cool cast of the light and color harmonies are the opposite of the warmer palette I tend to favor. But enough excuses, its time to paint!


Anonymous said...

Hi Deborah,
I am looking forward to see how you are dealing with this new colour palette and magnificence of the landscapes. Wish you a splendid and fruitful time!
Greetings from Munich,

Stacey Peterson said...

I love your description of Telluride as the Marilyn Monroe of landscapes!!! Hehe... I love to paint over the top dramatic mountain views, and usually work with a cool palette, and I STILL find it hard to do Telluride justice! Looking forward to seeing what you do. BTW, have you ever painted near the ponds down at the end of town near the town park area? There are some beautiful moody, quiet spots there that I could see in a Deborah Paris painting =)

Deborah Paris said...

Thank you Petra!

Hi Stacey. As I was driving around yesterday, I kept thinking "well, there's a Stacey Petersen painting, there's another one..." This place is MADE for you, no doubt! I did my quick draw down at the ponds 2 years ago but I had sort of forgotten about it, so thanks for reminding me!